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Florin High School’s Law Academy Hosts Marielle Tsukamoto

Florin High School's Law Academy Hosts Marielle Tsukamoto

Carlos Garcia, Florin High School Law Academy Coordinator, and his students spent an afternoon with former Japanese-American internee Marielle Tsukamoto. Marielle shared her memories of leaving the Florin area following the enactment of Executive Order 9066.

FHS Law Academy seniors are participating in the Operation Protect and Defend essay and art contest, and juniors are currently participating in an essay contest on the relevant legal lessons of internment. This timely program provides students with the opportunity to examine the current political climate and the role of the judicial branch.

On April 28th, a group of FHS Law Academy students will travel to Yosemite to meet with another group of internment survivors in a Law Day celebration organized by Judge Michael Seng, the Federal Magistrate Judge overseeing Yosemite National Park in the Eastern District of California.

Having spent the afternoon with Marielle Tsukamoto, the Florin students have an understanding of the possible negative impacts of an executive order that targets any group of people. With this first-hand account of the forced removal of Japanese-Americans from the Florin community, the students will bring valuable background knowledge to the Law Day event.



The Sacramento Bee published “Museum takes its lesson on interment to schools” showcasing the partnership with the California Museum’s Time of Remembrance program.



To learn more about Marielle’s story, please visit Marielle’s interview in our EGUSD TOR oral history archives.



This year marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of EO 9066. In response to this historic date, many organizations across the state are hosting events or exhibits to bring public awareness to the unjust incarceration of 120,000 Japanese-Americans.

California Museum – Time of Remembrance – Japanese-American Traveling Trunk
March 20-June 30, 2017
Although their annual field trip tour ended on March 17, teachers are able to rent a trunk (for $40) filled with activity sheets, lesson plans and artifacts. The trunk comes with a question: “What would you take if you were told to pack up and leave?”
Click here for more information

Exclusion: The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese-American Incarceration
Grand Opening – Saturday, April 1, 2017
Tuesdays to Sundays – 10 a.m. t0 6 p.m.
April 2017 through March 2018
Click here for more information

Throughout the year, we will be posting additional events. If you have an event related to EO 9066, please share with a comment.

Gail and Kathleen

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